The Boeing Company today presented a revised contract offer to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), which represents more than 22,000 engineering and technical employees in the Puget Sound region, Spokane, and Portland, Ore.
In its revised offer, Boeing makes significant concessions on issues identified as unacceptable by the union in the previous contract offer. These concessions include:
"Since rejection of the previous contract offer in December last year, we've listened closely to our employees and to the positions articulated by SPEEA leadership," said Geoff Stamper, Boeing director, Union Relations and chief negotiator on the contract talks with SPEEA.
"We believe this revised offer shows good faith movement on the part of the company toward resolving the differences that separate both sides. It achieves our objective to improve the relationship of the engineering and technical employee salaries with the market, and it responds to the benefits position and other related issues of the union," Stamper said.
"It is one of the fairest packages offered to any bargaining unit in the country, and recognizes the value of our engineering and technical employees to the company," he added. "We believe it deserves full consideration by the union and a vote by SPEEA members."